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WASAPI (revision 4b)
by Ian Luck
posted on 2021-01-12

Enables XMPlay to use "Windows Audio Session API" on Vista and above.

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#9 - Atomika rated this file 5 stars on 2019-12-11, 15:09:49
Works well. Thanks!

#8 - Colidace commented this file on 2017-12-02, 19:47:49
WASAPI plays always in 32bit in shared mode , in exlusive mode its works ok ("use highest available resolution "- is off), my souncard support only 24bit max.

#7 - Barack Bombama commented this file on 2015-12-21, 03:17:29
exactly what we want.. though not clear how it can play 32-bit resolution if hardware not support it, eg dac support 24-bit only. with another dac that support 32-bit i see it use cpu usage around 2% though normally with 32-bit/96 it takes 5%. same with asio.

#6 - John commented this file on 2014-08-27, 13:50:18

#5 - ipasaw rated this file 5 stars on 2013-12-24, 11:41:44
WASAPI "Event Style" output.
Please support.

#4 - איציק חסו% rated this file 5 stars on 2012-09-24, 17:18:09
עובד מעולה בווינדוס 8, המוסיקה נשמעת טוב מאוד

#3 - vwan rated this file 5 stars on 2010-07-23, 04:54:24
A good plugin, and it does sound different from the ASIO on the X-Fi. And both ASIO and WASAPI plugin bested the standard spk out. Like a few layers of veil being lifted, and the sounded more focus and articulate.

However, not sure if I prefer the sound from ASIO or WASAPI. Like Dynobot has pointed out, the WASAPI does sound a bit fuller and deeper, not by much, just enough to tell there is a difference. But the sound from the ASIO sounded cleaner and less bloated, or appeared a tad more accurate??. It almost like the tube vs bipolar argument.

For now, leaning tiny bit on the ASIO side. It's a tough choice. :)

WASAPI with Exclusive mode
ASIO with Creative ASIO..set hardware sample rate
Win 7 x64.. X-Fi driver 2.18.0015..44.1k.. 24-bit..audio creation mode, bit-matched playback, all effects off and muted all other input sources

#2 - Søren Bjerg rated this file 5 stars on 2009-08-28, 21:02:19
Really nice plug-in that sounds great!
Remember to check exclusive mode in options for bit-perfect playback.

#1 - Dynobot rated this file 5 stars on 2008-08-22, 01:26:16
sounds great, better than ASIO imo. Lower octaves are fuller, deeper and the music has more depth and rhythm